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Ard Cairn Russet Apple

Ard Cairn Russet are medium-sized apples with golden-yellow skin with orange or red blushes, entirely covered with brown russeting. The flesh is creamy-yellow, sweet and firm. Some think these apples taste like a banana.

Storage Hints

Stores well. Its sweetness increases in storage.

History Notes

The seedling tree from which the apple was found around 1890 at an orchard near Ard Cairn Nursery in Templemore, County Cork, Ireland by William Baylor Hartland (1836 -1912). Hartland's family were nurserymen by profession; his brother, Henry, went on to become an artist whose paintings are now in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Hartland catalogued it in 1907. In 1910, the apple won an Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in London.

Language Notes

"Ard" in Irish means high, and "cairn" is a heap of stones.

See also:

Russet Apples

Adam's Pearmain; Ard Cairn Russet Apple; Ashmead's Kernel; Bloody Butcher Apple; Carpentin Apple; Champlain Apple; Claygate Pearmain; Cox's Orange Pippin Apple; Egremont Russet Apple; Golden Russett Apples; Irish Peach Apple; Kerry Pippin Apple; Kill Apple; Ribston Pippin; Russet Apples; Saint Edmund's Pippin; Widows Friend Apple; Winesap Apples; Yarlington Mill Apple; York Imperial Apple; Zabergau Reinette Apples; Zuccalmaglio's Reinette Apples

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Oulton, Randal. "Ard Cairn Russet Apple." CooksInfo.com. Published 21 March 2004; revised 06 May 2010. Web. Accessed 03/17/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/ard-cairn-russet-apple>.

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